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Should I Get A New Setup? If So What Should I Get?

Hi, well I just started snowboarding last year and this is my set up right now:

Board: K2 (Don't know the exact type sorry)
Bindings: Burton Customs
Boots: Burton Moto (Size 10)

Anyway I'm thinking about getting a new / another set up this year because:

1.) This year I'm going to a boarding school in Squaw Valley (I'll be boarding daily)
2.) The boards and bindings are extremely cheap right now.

So First thing I'd like to ask is after looking at my set up now should I even be looking into getting a new setup? I'm still a beginner and right now the K2 is fine but obviously with me being able to go snowboarding daily I will get much better and don't want to be having to buy a new board for twice the price in the middle of the season so i'd rather be prepared now. Or should I just wait till the season after this up-coming season and get a board when I know I'm more experienced?

2nd Thing is should I just get a board or a board and bindings? My boots are fine right now and I see no need to replace them within a year or two. However if I do commit to buying a board should I just get a new board or should I get new bindings as well? Most of the boarders I have talked to so far say that Burton stuff breaks easy and that I should stick with Rome or T-9 bindings. So I'm wondering do they break or no? I would much rather get a new pair of bindings for half the price now and be prepared for when my burtons break than not be prepared and half to pay full price.

So Pretty much can you answer these questions:

1. Should I even be getting anything new?
2. If so should I be getting a Board, Bindings, or Both?
3. Should I just wait till next year to get a new setup when I know I'm better?

So yea I know that was a little confusing but PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
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